Q: Since I have a very limited board area to work with on my dual-channel 1553 design, are there any Beta transformers that can help me conserve space?
A: Absolutely! Beta's TST-9000 and the TST-9100 Series are the perfect choices for designs where board space is at a premium. Both Series offer dual transformers in a single footprint package. The two totally independent transformers are stacked on top of each other in a molded high temperature polymer case. Maximum height for the 9000 Series is 0.280" and 0.320" for the 9100 Series. Both series are available in three package styles: PC mount, flat pack or surface mount. Please visit the Products section of this site for detailed information about both Series of transformers. In particular, read the press release listed on our Home page titled "Save $$$ on Your 1553 Coupling Needs!" which highlights the TST-9100 Series. In addition, go to our contact page and let the Beta Engineering staff provide answers to your magnetics questions.
Q: What is Beta's delivery time for MIL-PRF-21038 transformers?
A: As part of our continuing effort to improve customer satisfaction, Beta is constantly striving to improve all our delivery times. Through improved and expanded manufacturing facilities, Beta has successfully shortened delivery times on many MIL-PRF-21038 pulse transformers. Beta now maintains an inventory on many of the 21038 products. For orders of less than 50 pieces, we can generally ship in less than two weeks. Orders larger than 50 pieces may require up to six weeks delivery time depending on the quantities required. Please visit the Products section of this site for detailed information about the MIL-PRF-21038 Series of Beta transformers. In addition, go to our contact page and let the Beta Sales staff provide answers to your delivery questions.
Q: If my synchro (or resolver) circuit design requires non-standard voltages, can Beta provide a Scott-T or reference transformer to meet my requirements?
A: Beta was originally founded in 1979 to meet the needs of ILC Data Device Corporation (DDC). Since DDC is an industry leader in synchro and resolver converters, Beta has manufactured over 200 types of Scott-T and reference transformers for DDC which have become Beta’s standard product line. If your synchro (or resolver) requirements cannot be met by one of our products, Beta's Engineering staff will design a transformer that will satisfy your application requirements. Please visit the Products section of this site for more information about the Beta Scott-T transformers. In addition, go to our contact page and let the Beta Engineering staff help answer your synchro/resolver questions.
Q: Does Beta manufacture any space-qualified product?
A: Beta transformer is the only approved manufacturer that has MIL-STD-1553 product listed on SSQ-22676 created to standardize transformers for use on Space Station Alpha. Both epoxy cased and hermetically sealed units are included in this specification. Several qualification levels of testing are available which includes Group A and B of MIL-STD-21038 and Group C of 21038 or Group B of 981. Please visit the Products section of this site for more information about the space-qualified transformers. In addition, go to our contact page and let the Beta Sales staff help you choose a space-qualified transformer.
Q: Occasionally, my designs use inductors and other non-standard magnetics, can Beta help me design and manufacture these types of products?
A: For some 20 years, Beta has established a solid reputation of being a precision custom magnetics manufacturer. Our engineers can provide you with a design that meets your circuit requirements usually within a couple of days of your request. Beta Engineering can also provide complete price and delivery information on magnetics built to your own specification. Please go to our contact page and let the Beta Engineering staff help you design magnetics for your application.
Q: I have a new SMT design, but I do not have surface mount assembly capabilities. Can Beta help me with my surface mount assembly?
A: Yes! If you purchase any of our surface mount transformers, Beta will mount the Beta transformer(s) on your surface mount board along with any other components your board requires for a small additional charge. Beta has a screen printer, a SMT assembler, and an IR/convection reflow oven that allows us to mount components with pitches as low as 0.015". As mentioned, this additional SMT assembly is only offered to Beta transformer custormers as a value-added service to them. Please visit our Profile page on this site to see more about Beta's capabilities. In addition, go to our contact page and let the Beta sales staff or engineers answer your SMT questions.